St Oswald's RC Primary and Nursery School, Accrington

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24th August 16

Please look at our amazing KS2 SATs results under 'Performance'!

FACEBOOK : PLEASE 'LIKE' OUR FACEBOOK PAGE                      LATEST EVENTS : Forthcoming Events: • Monday 4th July : 1.30 for 1.45 start – School Sports Day (if weather is fine) • Thursday 7th July : ‘Moving up’ morning for children in school • Friday 8th July : ‘Blue Day for CAFOD’ – can children come to school wearing something blue – 50p donation please for CAFOD. • Monday 11th July : Archery Day for Juniors; Soap Carving for Nursery and Infants. • Monday 11th July : 3.15 p.m. Parents’ Meeting in school for children going to Hothersall Lodge in September • Tuesday 12th July – reserve date for School Sports Day if 4th July event cancelled due to poor weather • Wednesday 13th July : Oral Health Day ; Parents invited to attend a session at 1 p.m. • Thursday 14th July : 2 p.m. : Leavers’ Mass : everyone welcome to attend • Friday 15th July : 9 a.m. Leavers’ Assembly – Everyone welcome to attend • Friday 15th July : 3 – 4.15 p.m. Summer Fair • Monday & Tuesday 18th & 19th July : Life Caravan – Parents invited to attend a session 8.55 to 9.15 a.m. Tuesday 19th July • Monday 18th July : Nursery Sports Day : 11.30 a.m. & 2.30 p.m. • Wednesday 20th July : Commendations Assembly 9 a.m. School closes at 1.15 p.m. • School open 1st & 2nd September for uniform purchase only (Inset Days). • Monday 5th September : School and Nursery re-open.                      NURSERY : Places available for 3 year olds. We provide a FREE nursery EDUCATION for your child! Please advertise our Nursery to your family & friends!                     



Our School / Nursery was inspected on the 10th & 11th September 2014 by Dr. Nigel Cromey-Hawke and judged to be OUTSTANDING across all aspects including Early Years. This is the highest possible grading that a school can receive and we are the first Hyndburn school in over two years to receive this accolade. We congratulate all school stakeholders in this recognition of our hard work over the last five years. Please read our report.

Click here to read the Ofsted report


We promise you a warm welcome at St. Oswald’s R.C. Primary and Nursery School. We are situated on the outskirts of Accrington with glorious views of the Oswaldtwistle moors and the Hyndburn area.

We are a welcoming, inclusive setting where every pupil is nurtured to achieve their very best both academically and pastorally.

St. Oswald’s welcomes children from all faiths and cultures.

Standards in the school are high and our priority is to provide the very best all round education for our children. We provide a curriculum that will challenge and inspire our pupils and enthuse their learning.

We are very proud to be able to say that on average our children have made the highest levels of expected progress across Key Stage Two in all subjects for the last four years out of all 26 local Primary schools in Accrington and its surrounding areas which is testament to the hard work of our children and staff, and valued support from our parents and governors.

We are also currently the only Primary school locally to have state of the art 3G astroturf football pitches.

If you are a prospective parent currently looking for an “Outstanding” all round faith based education for your family please contact Mrs. Marcroft in the School Office.

Miss. Barlow

Acting Headteacher       


Inconsiderate and dangerous parking around our school has become a big problem, putting the safety of children and others at risk. Please read the 'School Parking' leaflet that has been sent home and access the following website ( for top tips on how you can make a difference.

Parents' Drop-in Sessions

Please call in for a chat and coffee anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. each Wednesday. You will be made very welcome! Cath Smith is still available for any advice and support.



Congratulations to our Year 6 who have achieved amazing SATs results:-
Reading : 100% Level 4+ (79% at Level 5)
Writing: 100% Level 4+ (28% at Level 5 and 29% at Level 6)
Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation: 100% Level 4+ (65% at Level 5; 21% at Level 6)
Maths: 100% Level 4+ (65% at Level 5 and 14% at Level 6)

At the end of KS2 SATs Level 4 is the expected level of attainment..
•Level 5 is a great achievement at KS2 SATs and shows the child is working at a high level.
•Level 6 is exceptional achievement at KS2.